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by toneal
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Official Picture and General Discussion Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 31092

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Official Picture and General Discussion Thread

The point of the Bombardier plane is to display what is inside...a refreshed interior that their engineers have been working hard to bring to market. It's actually a solid interior as Zodiac (the provider of the interior) is working to help sell it as a retrofit. On the Embraer side, Zodiac is alre...

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by toneal
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Official Picture and General Discussion Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 31092

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Official Picture and General Discussion Thread

Embraer definitely stepping up the game against Bombardier there. Noone cares about that boring Delta livery. Now that shark on the front of the E2. That is going to get a lot of media attention. I'll venture to say they get their money's worth there. The point of the Bombardier plane is to display...

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by toneal
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest orders 25 E175
Replies: 37
Views: 5367

Re: Skywest orders 25 E175

How are the 6 seats being removed? Wikipedia suggests they all will be removed from Y+, but no source listed with it so not sure I believe. Would they take out 6 seats and just leave a curtained off empty area in the back without changing pitch in Y? Or would they actually spread out the seats? If ...

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by toneal
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest orders 25 E175
Replies: 37
Views: 5367

Re: Skywest orders 25 E175

How are the 6 seats being removed? Wikipedia suggests they all will be removed from Y+, but no source listed with it so not sure I believe. Would they take out 6 seats and just leave a curtained off empty area in the back without changing pitch in Y? Or would they actually spread out the seats? If ...

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by toneal
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest Announces ExpressJet Changes
Replies: 92
Views: 13870

Re: SkyWest Announces ExpressJet Changes

TFlintoff24 wrote:
Delta just completed their CRJ 700 cabin refurbishment program. New Seats, Bins, Power ect. If only 3 of those modded aircraft are going to Endeavor, wasn't that a waste of money to refurbish them?


That has all been accounted for.

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by toneal
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA LAX-SFO all Eagle now
Replies: 75
Views: 10978

Re: AA LAX-SFO all Eagle now

Does anyone know if AA is treating this like any other flight? Or are they treating it like DL is with a dedicated and specified product/onboard experience? DL has the Nourish/Luvo products and complimentary alcohol for the entire cabin. Is it just a basic beverage service? Everyone on the east coas...

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by toneal
Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA FAs to get TUMI rollaboards
Replies: 54
Views: 10324

Re: UA FAs to get TUMI rollaboards

Really why shouldn't flight attendants be required to purchase their own luggage. It's not part of their uniform. But hey it's a good distraction if you work in an industry that want's to squeeze every dollar out of it's work force that they can. Give them an expensive over night bag and thy won't ...

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by toneal
Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of 50 seat RJs
Replies: 104
Views: 9592

Re: The Future of the CRJ

I might be in the minority, but I expect BBD to wind down production of the CRJ in late 2018 or early 2019. The order book has been steadily declining and there are only 54 orders left including an order for 9 CRJ7s that has been on the books for a few years. At the current production rate, there w...

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by toneal
Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of 50 seat RJs
Replies: 104
Views: 9592

Re: The Future of the CRJ

The CRJ-900 burns less than the E-175, (and not much more than the CRJ-700), and offers more legroom...in scope configuration. The 175 offers wider seats. BBD has made some noises about re-engining the CRJ...once the CSeries and Global 7000 start bringing in some money and freeing up resources. A r...

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by toneal
Thu May 18, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 881
Views: 172333

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

Just a quick update on the RJs: Every single 2-Class RJ has been modified with the new Delta seat covers, in-seat power in FC and C+, as well as some other trim and finish updates. Final seat configurations are as follows: CRJ-700 (excluding RJ6 plane N752SK): 9/16/44 E170: 9/20/40 CRJ-900: 12/20/4...

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by toneal
Wed May 17, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 881
Views: 172333

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

Just a quick update on the RJs: Every single 2-Class RJ has been modified with the new Delta seat covers, in-seat power in FC and C+, as well as some other trim and finish updates. Final seat configurations are as follows: CRJ-700 (excluding RJ6 plane N752SK): 9/16/44 E170: 9/20/40 CRJ-900: 12/20/44...

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by toneal
Mon May 01, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to increase 737 capacity
Replies: 261
Views: 32533

Re: AA to increase 737 capacity

Everybody get ready to say hello to some 29" pitch here...

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by toneal
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass Airlines relocating all pilots, other jobs to LAX & SEA
Replies: 69
Views: 12194

Re: Compass Airlines relocating all pilots, other jobs to LAX & SEA

With the closing MSP, it's a sure bet that they won't get east of there, for Delta at least. Which makes their SDF MX base more than useless, something has to replace it. Compass website. http://www.compassairline.com/careers/Pages/Maintenance.aspx I saw that they were opening the PHX base, my poin...

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by toneal
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 881
Views: 172333

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

Anyone have any information on the remaining ExpressJet 700's? N738EV looks to be in mods in TUS. N600QX, N605QX, and N740EV look to be the last three waiting for mods. N605QX & N740EV haven't flown in quit sometime. Any updates? The QX tails are departing the fleet and won't be modded. The onl...

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by toneal
Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 881
Views: 172333

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

Hi Guys! So the mods and refurbs have begun on all of the existing YX E175 and E170 fleet for Delta Connection and Delta Shuttle. Starting in April YX will begin receiving the first of (6) former CP E-170 Delta Connection aircraft, two are in-house already. These additional (6) E-170's will have th...

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by toneal
Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 881
Views: 172333

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

Regional Aircraft Update (now in registration order for fleets that are not fully complete) CRJ-900 Mod: SkyWest: All will be complete by Mid-April. Only 2 remaining Endeavor: ALL COMPLETE ExpressJet: ALL COMPLETE GoJet: ALL COMPLETE CRJ-700 Mod: SkyWest: N604SK, N606SK, N607SK, N608SK, N609SK, N611...

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by toneal
Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 881
Views: 172333

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

Hey everyone. A friend of mine is on a Skywest E175 right now, and he reported having power outlets back in row Economy. I had thought that they were only being installed in F and Comfort+. Can anyone confirm if this is an odd one off or if power is really going nose to tail on all E175s? Thanks! Y...

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by toneal
Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 881
Views: 172333

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

GREEN IS A NEW ADD FROM THE PREVIOUS UPDATE CRJ-900 Mod: SkyWest: N823SK, N802SK, N822SK, N812SK, N824SK, N803SK, N804SK, N809SK, N825SK, N814SK, N821SK, N817SK, N800SK, N813SK, N810SK, N805SK, N815SK, N816SK, N820SK, N806SK, N548CA, N187PQ, N807SK, N161PQ, N162PQ, N170PQ, N689CA, N549CA, N693CA, N...

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by toneal
Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 881
Views: 172333

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

Hey everyone. A friend of mine is on a Skywest E175 right now, and he reported having power outlets back in row Economy. I had thought that they were only being installed in F and Comfort+. Can anyone confirm if this is an odd one off or if power is really going nose to tail on all E175s? Thanks! Y...

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by toneal
Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 881
Views: 172333

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

Thank you for this list update. The only question I have is this...are these registrations all listed in the order that the aircraft were modded, or just listed randomly? If randomly, would it be too much to ask that they be listed in numerical order, so that it's easier to see where the gaps are i...

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by toneal
Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 881
Views: 172333

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

GREEN IS A NEW ADD FROM THE PREVIOUS UPDATE CRJ-900 Mod: SkyWest: N823SK, N802SK, N822SK, N812SK, N824SK, N803SK, N804SK, N809SK, N825SK, N814SK, N821SK, N817SK, N800SK, N813SK, N810SK, N805SK, N815SK, N816SK, N820SK, N806SK, N548CA, N187PQ, N807SK, N161PQ, N162PQ, N170PQ, N689CA Endeavor: N302PQ, ...

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by toneal
Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 881
Views: 172333

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

Can anyone provide an update to the Regional Jet Refurbishments? Preferably ExpressJet's 700 fleet. To my knowledge, GoJet's 700's and 900's are the only ones fully complete. CRJ-900 Mod: SkyWest: N823SK, N802SK, N822SK, N812SK, N824SK, N803SK, N804SK, N809SK, N825SK, N814SK, N821SK, N817SK, N800SK...

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by toneal
Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 881
Views: 172333

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

Can anyone provide an update to the Regional Jet Refurbishments? Preferably ExpressJet's 700 fleet. To my knowledge, GoJet's 700's and 900's are the only ones fully complete. CRJ-900 Mod: SkyWest: N823SK, N802SK, N822SK, N812SK, N824SK, N803SK, N804SK, N809SK, N825SK, N814SK, N821SK, N817SK, N800SK...

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by toneal
Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SkyWest crew scheduling
Replies: 7
Views: 1989

Re: SkyWest crew scheduling

Are you speaking of flight crew or cabin crew? AFAIK, pilot uniforms do not change from mainline brand to brand. Cabin crew have some minor adjustments they make (scarves, ties, etc) to change between the various mainlines they fly for. They keep the changes small as to not add additional cost (and ...

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by toneal
Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabin interior specialist B/E Aerospace acquired by Rockwell
Replies: 11
Views: 1869

Re: Cabin interior specialist B/E Aerospace acquired by Rockwell

I am increasingly convinced that streaming is going to replace seatback IFE, on all lengths of flights, at least in Y. And yes, even on legacy carriers. Personally, when I sit at my seat these days, I would rather see USB charging ports than a screen. Everyone traveling on business has a smartphone...

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by toneal
Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8
Replies: 666
Views: 122795

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8

What changes does the mod entail? Removing the bulkheads? I don't remember there being much extra space to play with on CRJ-200s even in row 1. Sounds like all it'll be is new seat covers and free alcohol drinks for 4 people. Might be a dedicated overhead bin too, but it would be hard to do anythin...

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by toneal
Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New DL Uniforms
Replies: 117
Views: 16035

Re: New DL Uniforms

Wasn't there feedback the intial batches of Zac Posen uniforms were inappropriate (too tight, revealing) and they were ditched? As an airline employee who wore a uniform for many years, a high quality stylish uniform makes the world of difference, from comfort to confidence. Nothing worse than feel...

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by toneal
Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8
Replies: 666
Views: 122795

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8

Fair. I apparently selectively skipped over the 9E part, though I would hope all of the carriers adopt it. We get a mix of Skywest and ExpressJet. If Delta is really going to do C+ on the CR2s, they would never do it on only one carrier. It would be across all CR2 operators. And I have heard that t...

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by toneal
Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8
Replies: 666
Views: 122795

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8

Can anyone provide updated info on Expressjet's 700's? This is the list I have so far. Traveling on one the end of the month and trying to figure out my odds of getting on a refurbished one. N719EV N720EV N398CA N748EV N750EV N751EV N752EV N716EV N371CA N391CA N608QX in ATL since 8/18 N611QX in ATL...

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by toneal
Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8
Replies: 666
Views: 122795

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8

Will all CRJ 900's be getting in-seat power as well? Also for 900 mods, will the older aircraft be getting new seats? Some of the old Expressjet and Endeavor have the extremely old seats which I feel would need to be replaced in order to add the new seat covers. All CR9s will get power in First and...

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by toneal
Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8
Replies: 666
Views: 122795

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8

The list I have so far is only for CRJ 700's. When will Delta release the seatmap for the new 69-seat version of the CRJ700? Many aircraft have been reconfigured by now, it seems. Will they wait until all aircraft are done, just to be on the safe side? The map will not show until all planes are com...

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by toneal
Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8
Replies: 666
Views: 122795

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8

I'm interested in the timeline as well. And also about booking options. I regularly book F tickets out of XNA and about 1/3 of our flights are on CR2s from here. I would hope that DL.com will give an option of selecting C+ on the CR2 since F obviously isn't possible. Side note, first 75D flight yes...

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by toneal
Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8
Replies: 666
Views: 122795

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8

All of the Endeavor CR9s with a N---PQ registration have the modern cabin AFAIK. The ones that are N901XJ-N937XJ as well as N601LR-N605LR are the older planes and have the older interior. There are three cabin styles on the -900s right now- the oldest one (ex-Mesaba and Freeedom aircraft), the more...

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by toneal
Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8
Replies: 666
Views: 122795

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8

Can anyone provide updated N-numbers for Regional Jets that have completed the upgrades. The list I have so far is only for CRJ 700's. Expressjet CRJ 700: 10/38 N371CA N391CA N398CA N716EV N719EV N720EV N748EV N750EV N751EV N752EV GoJet CRJ 700 : 21/22 N317CA N331CA No movement since 9/21 N340CA N3...

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by toneal
Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8
Replies: 666
Views: 122795

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8

I just flew on 2 EV CRJ's this past weekend, one being a 700 the other a 900. Both interiors left a lot to be desired. The 700 was very worm out, and the 900 wasnt far behind. That being said the newer 900 interiors i've seen recently have been pretty good. Hopefully that isn't an issue for much lo...

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by toneal
Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8
Replies: 666
Views: 122795

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8

Are the CR7 mods progressing as quickly as the mainline fleet now that we're out of the summer season? They are back to working the mods again on the 2-class RJs now that the summer schedule is over (CRJ-700, CRJ-900, E170/175...but only the CRJ-700 mod adds seats). I've heard that they are trying ...

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by toneal
Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regional airlines
Replies: 11
Views: 1976

Re: Regional airlines

In all my years of flying, I never knew this. This is fascinating. How can airlines possibly keep any control over their brand and on-board experience if crew switch between brands so often? For example, do OO FAs get any sort of training on DL procedures? Also, does anybody know how the flying is ...

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by toneal
Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regional airlines
Replies: 11
Views: 1976

Re: Regional airlines

I recently just left a regional and yes both pilots and FA's will fly multiple brands. The biggest factor is where you are based. Looking at SkyWest, if the crew is based in SEA they will fly AS, DL and UA. Typically at SkyWest the crew member will be assigned all the same partner for the day but m...

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